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Toll Petroleum drivers’ strike threatens Northland fuel supply

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Northland BP and GAS customers can expect disruptions to fuel supplies as workers at Toll Carriers in Whangarei have today started an indefinite strike in an attempt to secure better pay and conditions.

Huge surge in ANZ profits prompts calls for better working conditions

Date of Release: 
Thursday, May 1, 2014

A huge surge in profits at New Zealand's biggest bank has prompted calls for a decent wage increase and less stressful working conditions for the staff who helped generate this revenue.

One year on: progress made to prevent another Rana Plaza tragedy

Date of Release: 
Thursday, April 24, 2014

An official from one of the two global union bodies that negotiated the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, currently visiting New Zealand, says that the Accord continues to make big steps forward to ensure that no such tragedy happens again.

Families before commerce at Easter

Date of Release: 
Friday, April 18, 2014

The retail workers’ union has hit back at critics of New Zealand's modest Easter trading restrictions.

At Last: A Manufacturing Policy

Date of Release: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014

FIRST Union congratulates Labour on the release of its Manufacturing policy today.

85 more jobs killed by the NZ dollar - Christchurch textile firm in receivership

Date of Release: 
Saturday, April 12, 2014

News that the high New Zealand dollar has claimed another textile firm has come as a huge shock to those affected, FIRST Union said on Saturday.

Minimum wage increase too low

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Low income families struggling with high costs have been let down by today’s minimum wage increase, FIRST Union says.

Sad day for 120 Hamilton food manufacturing workers

Date of Release: 
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tomorrow is a sad day for 120 Huttons workers in Hamilton who will have their last day at work.


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